Pulau Ubin - Is The End Near?
From a rustic and tiny main village to a few paved roads fan out to coastal campsites, a corridor of rubber trees, dirt paths, lotus ponds, beautiful wetlands and most strikingly, a constant lack of noise, the island offers a travel into the time tunnel of the 60's, where electricity comes from stand-alone diesel operated generators and drinking waters from the wells.
It is Singapore’s last kampong, a lone village frozen in time, a whisper away from the mainland concrete jungle. There are less than 35 families still living on the island and, for the moment, Pulau Ubin is a living example of a former rural way of life which will most likely disappear with the last of its “kampong” generation passing.
The years have seen discreet changes in the face and nature of Pulau Ubin from untouched to planned, and maybe paving the way for further developments. Let's grab what probably could be the final opportunity to savour a simple solitary pleasure, a glimpse into the life lived during our parents and grandparents era before the sentiment is "urbanised" and lost all its flavour. It will not be long before that happens.
A two-way ferry cost is $6/- and bike rental, if we are cycling, ranges from $10/- to $12/-.
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM SGT
- Changi Village Ferry Terminal
- Venue Address
- 51 Lor Bekukong, Singapore 499172 Singapore
SBS buses no. 2, 59 and 109 ends at the Change Village Food Centre whiich is about 5 minutes walk to the Ferry Terminal.